Saint Josemaría Daily texts

“God and daring!”

Don't be narrow-minded men or women who are immature, short-sighted and incapable of embracing our supernatural Christian outlook as children of God. God and daring! (Furrow, 96)

As the years go by, you will have to face (perhaps sooner than you think) situations that are especially difficult and which will call for a great spirit of sacrifice and an even greater forgetfulness of self. Foster then the virtue of hope and boldly make your own that cry of the Apostle: ‘For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come that will be revealed in us.’ Reflect in peace and security on what it will be like to have the infinite Love of God poured out on this poor creature that we are.

The time has come, amid your ordinary occupations, to exercise your faith, awaken your hope and revive your love; that is, to activate the three theological virtues, which help us to banish immediately (without dissimulation, deceit or evasion) any ambiguities in our professional conduct or in our interior life. (Friends of God, 71)